By Crystal Sands

When the temperatures change and the snow and ice commence to melt close to the conclude of our extensive winter, when the nights are however chilly but the times heat to over freezing, the sap in the trees will begin to operate. It is in the course of this time, ordinarily all around the end of February or the initially of March below in Maine, that we can tap maple trees and extract the most tasty, sweet present — sweet sap — which is employed to make maple syrup.

The art of producing syrup from the sap of trees goes all the way again to Indigenous American tribes in New England, who made use of each the sugar and syrup in a range of means. According to the Maine Maple Producers Association, the sugar and syrup was so beneficial that it was usually utilized as a kind of currency.